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Poverty bites WSF on the backside

We arrived at the stadium where the 2007 World Social Forum was taking place.

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Queer eye for the WSF

The many African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex activists made this one of the largest public gatherings mobilizing for sexual rights in Africa to date.

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‘Privatization brings the rain’

A new African Water Network was launched at the WSF to co-ordinate opposition to ‘water privatization in all its forms’.

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Coked up

Farmer Gilbert Rodrigo from Tamil Nadu in India spent the WSF marching around telling people not to drink Coke.

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Breaking with ‘tradition’

Women’s movements were much in evidence at the Nairobi gathering.

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Shell still hell

Shell may be pumping the petrodollars into glossy PR campaigns, but Nigerians remain unimpressed.

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What next?

Future threats and counter-strategies

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